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Chest pain left pinky left arm pain occasionally hemp upper abdominal pain often breathless occasional dizziness.

Chest pain left pinky left arm pain occasionally hemp upper abdominal pain often breathless occasional dizziness.

Go see a doctor: You're a young person and I am concerned about your statement 'often breathless occasional dizziness.' Presumably you're not taking any medications - you can have side effects from these, from over the counter meds, from illicit drugs. Go see a doctor. No one can give you a definitive answer online. ...Read more

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Left hand pain around pinky and ring finger knuckles and left elbow pain, 24 weeks pregnant.?

Left hand pain around pinky and ring finger knuckles and left elbow pain, 24 weeks pregnant.?

Ulnar neuropathy: You have likely heard of carpal tunnel syndrome. This is a compression and irritation of the median nerve in the wrist. Ulnar tunnel syndrome, which it sounds like you may have, is a compression of the ulnar nerve in elbow. This nerve supplies the ring finger and pinky fingers. If it is compressed and irritated it can produce tingling and pain in those fingers. It is more common in pregnancy. ...Read more

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After day of heavy typing, my left pinky feels weird. My strength, reaction time, and sensation are normal. It feels vague and stiff. Why? Help :- (

After day of heavy typing, my left pinky feels weird. My strength, reaction time, and sensation are normal. It feels vague and stiff. Why? Help :- (

Overuse injuries: Hi Dorothy, Usually with physical activities such as typing it is possible to suffer overuse injuries to our digits. It is a good sign if you do not have significant pain in your pinky. Repetitive stress or overuse injuries can include tendon strain and tendonitis, which are likely with your clinical picture. Try to rest your affected pinky by using other fingers to do its typing jobs. ...Read more

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My left palm by my pinky started hurting. Why?

My left palm by my pinky started hurting. Why?

See an orthopedist: You should have it evaluated to rule out nerve entrapment problems involving the ulnar nerve in guyons canal, ligament or tendon inflammation/strains/tears or even subtle fractures. Basic treatment consists of resting, use of a over the counter wrist splint, avoidance of painful activities, icing especially if re- irritated by ongoing activity, and use of anti-inflammatories. ...Read more

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My left pinky has been numb for a week. What should I do for this?

My left pinky has been numb for a week. What should I do for this?

See a neurologist: Neurologist can evaluate nerve function with. Physical exam and emg/ncv and can order MRI if needed most common reason is nerve compression and inflammation. ...Read more

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Why do I get a SHARP SHOOTING PAIN on my left pinky randomly? (No force or work. Just chilling and it happens) been happening for yrs, randomly : (

Why do I get a SHARP SHOOTING PAIN on my left pinky randomly? (No force or work. Just chilling and it happens) been happening for yrs, randomly : (

Ulnar nerve: This might be the answer: The pinky is supplied by the ulnar nerve, which has to pass through a narrow region in the inner elbow. When there is irritation or narrowing here, people may have pain or tingling or numbness in their pinky finger. Sometimes this occurs more often when leaning bent elbows on a table. ...Read more

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Last Friday I jammed my left pinky. I couldn't bend it cuz it was swollen. It's not a bad now but my left pinky looks bigger than right and I feel bump?

Last Friday I jammed my left pinky. I couldn't bend it cuz it was swollen. It's not a bad now but my left pinky looks bigger than right and I feel bump?

May need x-ray: From what you described, you may have fractured a bone and it would be prudent to see your doctor for an examination to determine if an x-ray of the finger may be needed to make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Why is my left pinky finger always numb?

Why is my left pinky finger always numb?

Probably ulnar nerve: The small finger's feeling is provided by the ulnar nerve. If this nerve is pinched, it will cause numbness in the small finger, and the side of the ring finger closest to the small finger. The most common place this nerve is pinched is the elbow, and symptoms are worse when leaning on the elbow or keeping the elbow bent. The nerve can also be pinched at the wrist, or the neck. ...Read more

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Why does my left pinky cramp up and locks up?

Why does my left pinky cramp up and locks up?

Maybe trigger finger: If you have pain in the palm at the base of the pinky and it locks or triggers, this could be the result of trigger finger. Another possible cause is intrinsic muscle spasms. See you doctor or a hand specialist for a comprehensive evaluation. ...Read more

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When I bend my left wrist back, there is sharp pain that shoots to the tip of my pinky?

When I bend my left wrist back, there is sharp pain that shoots to the tip of my pinky?

Compressed nerve: Sounds like similar symptoms as in ulnar tunnel syndrome (similar to carpal tunnel). More info http://bit. Ly/2fhcU8G. You should get it evaluated to confirm a diagnosis and see what the cause is, especially if there's some numbness involved or you can't grasp objects properly as a result. ...Read more

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I have this little patch on the left side of my tongue, about half the size of a 5p. Normal pinky colour but a little darker, No pain. Comes and goes?

I have this little patch on the left side of my tongue, about half the size of a 5p. Normal pinky colour but a little darker, No pain. Comes and goes?

Needs to be seen: It's impossible to diagnose and advise you without it actually being seen. See a healthcare professional (General Dentist, Oral Surgeon, ENT specialist). ...Read more

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My left pinky feels numb, what can I do to make it feel normal again? I my left pinky feels numb and awkward.. This happens often, and it eventually regains feeling, but it is very uncomfortable, and i'd like to know if there's a way to make the numbness

My left pinky feels numb, what can I do to make it feel normal again? I my left pinky feels numb and awkward.. This happens often, and it eventually regains feeling, but it is very uncomfortable, and i'd like to know if there's a way to make the numbness

The: The most likely cause for your symptoms is an ulnar neuropathy at the elbow. This means that the ulnar nerve (the "funny bone" nerve) is irritated, stretched or compressed in the area around the elbow. Sometimes, merely keeping the elbow fairly straight can help. Some patients use an elbow brace at night to prevent too much elbow flexion. If your activities cause you to apply a lot of pressure to your elbows (such as crawling on the elbows), an elbow pad could help. Most important would be an evaluation by a hand specialist. The specialist would likely obtain electrodiagnositc studies (emg/ncs) to test the status of the ulnar nerve. Additional treatment would then depend on the test results and your physical examination findings. There can be other causes for your symptoms as well, less likely, so a proper diagnosis is critical. ...Read more

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Black dot on left pinky toe that's not a mole. What could this be?

Black dot on left pinky toe that's not a mole. What could this be?

Callus.: If it's not a freckle or mole, it may be a callus. These tend to get very thick, may be painful, and can be darkly discolored on the pinky toe. If you're concerned, ask your podiatrist--if it's a callus they can shave it down and make you more comfortable. ...Read more

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How do I tell if my left pinky finger is sprained, dislocated, or broken?

How do I tell if my left pinky finger is sprained, dislocated, or broken?

See ortho: Many times as soon as u injure it and look at it, if there is deformity at the joint, = dislocation with/with out fx and ligament damage. If deformity is between the joint, = fracture. If it is just grossly swollen, u need to c an orth surg and b eval + xrays 2 b sure, and 2 get proper treatment no matter what u think it is! ...Read more